This Week in HipHopMagz Chart History: In 2002, Avril Lavigne Topped Pop Songs With ‘Complicated’


Plus, remembering feats by Alanis Morissette, Richard Marx & Air Supply.

Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history.

July 22, 1995
Alanis Morissette scored her first Billboard No. 1, as her debut U.S. smash "You Oughta Know" topped the Alternative Songs chart.

July 23, 1988
After reaching the top five, but not No. 1, with each of his first three singles, Richard Marx crowned the Billboard Hot 100 at last with "Hold On to the Nights."

July 24, 1993
UB40 sent its reggae-spiced cover of Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling in Love" to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song, from the Sharon Stone movie Sliver, would reign for seven weeks – that's even better than Presley's, which reached No. 2 in 1962.

July 25, 1981
Yacht rock ruled, as Air Supply crowned the Billboard Hot 100 with "The One That You Love." Although it's the Australian duo's sole No. 1, the pair arrived with seven consecutive top five smashes in 1980-82.

July 26, 1975
 Van McCoy's "The Hustle" rolled to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song won the Grammy Award for best pop instrumental performance in 1976, despite the inclusion of a simple spoken command: "Do the hustle!"

July 27, 2002
Avril Lavigne made hitting No. 1 look simple, as "Complicated," her debut single, spent its first of eight weeks atop the Pop Songs airplay chart. She's since upped her count to five No. 1s on the tally, through "Girlfriend" in 2007.

July 28, 2007
Plain White T's strummed their way to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with their sing-along ballad "Hey There Delilah."